Trainer Issues

  1. I am subbing at the kinder school today. I rec'd an e-mail from my boss with a message similar to this, "Little Darling is not to see trainer for anything. I will tell you more tomorrow." Knowing the history between trainer and this LD, I wasn't to worried. Then I got an e-mail from LD mother. This e-mail was addressed to myself, trainer, athletic director and the principal with a detailed time line from 3/29/18 until yesterday. The last thing in the time line was 4/17/18 "he asked for Ice and was refused."

    LD has recently had a concussion due to an incident on the bus to the soccer game and was involved in an ATV accident in which he sustained a fractured collar bone and shoulder. After seeing him twice yesterday for OTC pain meds student came in because he was still hurting. I did offer ice, but was out so I instructed him to go see trainer for ice. Well, apparently LD and trainer got cross ways about concussion protocol (according to e-mail) and then the trainer treated mom poorly when she attempted to talk to him. Now mom is hot and involved everyone. There is a long history with the trainer and LD that is not good.

    Don't think I did anything wrong, but with the current climate in the front office I am worried that anything will get me in trouble. (My direct Supervisor is not to concerned or she would have called me here instead of waiting until I am on campus tomorrow.) I hate when I second guess my actions. I treat everyone the same. I did not do anything with LD that I would not have done with anyone else in the same situation.
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  3. by   Avill
    Gosh, don't you hate when you get anxiety over something work related that will be okay? We all go through it, doesn't sound like you did anything wrong, and as a sub how were you supposed to know the history? Try to ease your mind.
  4. by   cooties_are_real
    Quote from Avill
    Gosh, don't you hate when you get anxiety over something work related that will be okay? We all go through it, doesn't sound like you did anything wrong, and as a sub how were you supposed to know the history? Try to ease your mind.
    I am subbing today at the kinder and the high school is my campus. I know the history, but it was just a bag of ice I was sending him after. I know it will be okay, but there's no telling what he told the trainer when he went out to the field house.

    Thank you. I hate not being there today to defend my actions. However, I always allow my work history and my character to shine through. I know I do my job well and I love my kiddos. All is well.
  5. by   tining
    With a student/parent like that the only thing I would have done different is to call trainer - LD is on the way for ice pack (That I approved?). I personally feel the ice was not necessary unless the concussion with within a few days. LD probably was seeking attention and nothing gives attention like a big ole ice pack on the head.
  6. by   ruby_jane
    Ice packs that far out are placeboes, it's true. From a nursing perspective, you administered meds, told the kid to return if still in pain, you were out of other options and chose ice. Given what you know now, you can certainly add "call mom at every visit" to the list of interventions.

    Hang in there!
  7. by   NutmeggeRN
    Imma go out on a limb and guess this issue (with the trainer) is the trainer was holding the student to the RTP protocol. Said athlete may not have been as ready to play as they and /or parent thought...maybe I am wrong but that has been my experience many times.

    And the parents really only get nutty when it is a tournament or homecoming game. Because the big D1 scouts are there ready to sign a full boat scholarship. For real.
  8. by   ruby_jane
    Quote from NutmeggeRN
    Imma go out on a limb and guess this issue (with the trainer) is the trainer was holding the student to the RTP protocol. Said athlete may not have been as ready to play as they and /or parent thought...maybe I am wrong but that has been my experience many times.

    And the parents really only get nutty when it is a tournament or homecoming game. Because the big D1 scouts are there ready to sign a full boat scholarship. For real.
    I had never even considered this but - SHAZAAAM, Nutmegg!
  9. by   cooties_are_real
    Quote from NutmeggeRN
    Imma go out on a limb and guess this issue (with the trainer) is the trainer was holding the student to the RTP protocol. Said athlete may not have been as ready to play as they and /or parent thought...maybe I am wrong but that has been my experience many times.

    And the parents really only get nutty when it is a tournament or homecoming game. Because the big D1 scouts are there ready to sign a full boat scholarship. For real.
    Oh, how I wish it was this simple. It has now totally exploded into a major issue for the trainer. My superior and I both are like, "wish I would have just gotten the ice." It is my opinion that this was just a situation that was going to happen sooner or later.

    FYI- was the manager for the soccer team. Their season is now over.
  10. by   WineRN
    Quote from cooties_are_real
    Thank you. I hate not being there today to defend my actions. However, I always allow my work history and my character to shine through. I know I do my job well and I love my kiddos. All is well.
    Hold on to this. I know it's hard when things go wrong when you aren't around, I feel like it's basically Murphy's law in my office when I take a personal day.

    YOU did everything right from where you were.
  11. by   NutmeggeRN
    Quote from cooties_are_real
    Oh, how I wish it was this simple. It has now totally exploded into a major issue for the trainer. My superior and I both are like, "wish I would have just gotten the ice." It is my opinion that this was just a situation that was going to happen sooner or later.

    FYI- was the manager for the soccer team. Their season is now over.
    Good luck!
  12. by   KeeperOfTheIceRN
    Quote from cooties_are_real
    Oh, how I wish it was this simple. It has now totally exploded into a major issue for the trainer. My superior and I both are like, "wish I would have just gotten the ice." It is my opinion that this was just a situation that was going to happen sooner or later.

    FYI- was the manager for the soccer team. Their season is now over.
    It sounds like you feel responsible for placing them in the situation that was the proverbial "last straw on the camel's back". It wasn't your fault they escalated to the boiling point. You didn't know that a simple request for an icepack was going to cause WWIII between the family and the trainer. You sent LD to get something to help their head. LD and the trainer then took it to a different level and you're not responsible for the aftermath of it. Chin up Cooties! You did nothing wrong here! I hope things calm down soon for y'all!!
  13. by   cooties_are_real
    Quote from KeeperOfTheIceRN
    It sounds like you feel responsible for placing them in the situation that was the proverbial "last straw on the camel's back". It wasn't your fault they escalated to the boiling point. You didn't know that a simple request for an icepack was going to cause WWIII between the family and the trainer. You sent LD to get something to help their head. LD and the trainer then took it to a different level and you're not responsible for the aftermath of it. Chin up Cooties! You did nothing wrong here! I hope things calm down soon for y'all!!
    Thank you.
  14. by   Farawyn
    I don't like my trainer, FWIW. He thinks he's a doctor.

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